Total Pageviews

Search This Blog

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

TODAY'S PIC 6-3-2010

I thought I'd put up a pic of the greatest living filmmaker ever....Roger Corman!!

DINOCROC (SCI-FI CHANNEL)

This Roger Corman produced gem is about a giant mutated crocodile created by a genetics lab that escapes and goes on the rampage. The effects are up to par, the acting is ok and Charles napier as the sheriff is a standout, and this movie is typical Corman, it kicks right into gear and never lets up.
I enjoyed it a lot and if you have the chance to see it maybe you will to. Has Roger ever made a bad movie??

THE CRAZIES (2010) (ANCHOR BAY)

This is a retelling of the George Romero classic about the citizens of a small town who star going crazy and becoming homicidal maniacs. It seems the government has spilled a chemical called Trixie in the water supply and now must try and cover it up.
This movie stays somewhat faithful to the original without messing up too much. The ending a a kicker, but not alltogether unexpected. Romero produced this movie and it is good on it's own merits, but I still like the original better.
This is a must see for Romero fans however.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

TODAY'S PIC 6-29-2010

This is a pic from The Crazies which comes out on DVD today. It is a remake of the original George Romero film with a twist.

BROTHERHOOD OF DEATH (TGG)

Very interesting film about three black soldiers who come back from Viet Nam and then find themselves in another war, only this time with the KKK. This is played somewhat low key but it gets it's point across. Good action and blood flows freely. Made in 1976 this film is a little dated but still holds up very well today.

TNT JACKSON (TGG)

Lovely Jeannie Bell stars as a young woman who goes to The Phillipines to find her brother's killer and gets mixed up in a drug cartel scheme. Cirio Santiago directed this epic blaxploitation/chop sockey epic and this film is highlighted by the topless Bell kicking the shit out of two or three guys in a hotel room. I have NEVER seen this duplicated in any other movie.
If you like non-stop action then this flick is for you.

Monday, June 28, 2010

BIRTHDAY WISHES TO......

a friend of mine who turns 18 today, oh to be 18 again. Happy B-Day to Sarah Bartlett.

TODAY'S PIC 6-28-2010

This is the poster for one of my favorite sci-fi films, The Monolith Monsters.

Sunday, June 27, 2010

THE SCI-FI CHANNEL......

if you watched the Sci-Fi channel on 6-26-2010 you saw some pretty cool stuff like Supergator, Dinocroc and Dinocroc vs, Supergator. Giant monster movies produced the the great Roger Corman and starring such people as David Carradine and Charles Napier.
It was quite a night and I hope you watched it or recorded some of them. I know I did. I read a lot of flack about these from young people who hide in their mommy's basement and make stupid comments on the internet, but I would rather watch movies like this than America's Got Talent or other such garbage on TV where people just love to be humiliated.

GENERAL THOUGHTS........

Well as of today (6-27-2010) we are one week away from the 234th birthday of America and the 40th anniversary of American Top 40. More on this as the week draws on.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO.....


Country singer Lorrie Morgan turned 51 on June 27th

Saturday, June 26, 2010

CANNIBAL GIRLS ARE COMING!!!

Finally the rights to this wonderful film have left the hands of MGM/Fox and gone back to people who actually want to release genre films to DVD. Shout Factory will release this title on Oct. 26th. More info to follow.

TODAY'S PIC 6-26-2010

The poster for the epic film The Bees. I wish this film would get more exposure as it is very good, in my opinion.

GHIDORAH (CLASSIC MEDIA)

Classic Japanese film about a three headed monster born of a meteor that takes on Giodzilla, Rodan and Mothra in a monsterfest. As a sub plot, a young woman thinks she is a Venusian come to warn people of earth again Ghidorah.
Excellent Eiji Tsuburaya special effects highlight this classic monster movie that shouldn't be missed.

THE THING ( WARNER BROTHERS)

Perhaps the single greatest sci-fi film made during the 1950's this classic is a flawless film where everyone in the cast is perfectly fit for the role they have and the overlapping dialogue is typical howard Hawks. Kenneth Tobey plays the leader of a small squad of men who are stranded at an arctic outpost that is terrorized by a bloodthirsty monster from space.
One of the greats and not to be missed. HIGH;Y RECOMMENDED!!

Thursday, June 24, 2010

NINJA CHEERLEADERS (PEACEARCH)

Three sexy cheerleaders are also deadly ninja warriors who also strip at night raise money for college!! Now how is that for a set up?? Trishelle Cannatella, Ginny Weirick, and Maitland Connell are the three women who kick butt study for finals.
George Takei plays the ninja master who has trained the girls and also the strip bar owner where the girls dance. A sometimes very funny movie and somtimes just plain weird. It is never boring or slow and the women make excellent eye candy to keep things moving.
They find they must fight the Mafia and it's leader played by Michael Pare in order to resuce their Ninja master, but they have one last obstacle and that is a lovely Japanese assassin played by Natasha Chang.
This is one wild ride and one that exploitation film fans will not find disappointing. Recommended!!

HOOKED (AKA THE CURFEW BREAKERS) SINISTER CINEMA

A great little obscure film about a narcotics investigation that leads to death and much suffering for high school students who are involved. The cast is great and includes Paul Kelly, Regis Toomey, Cathy Downs and Byron Foulger.
This forshadows movies like High School Confidential with the horrors of drug useage and the aftermath. A highly recommended piece of 50's pop culture, and any movie with Cathy Downs cannot be bad.

TODAY'S PIC 6-24-2010

in honor of the movie The Crazies coming out on June 29th, I thought I make today's pic the poster of the original film directed by George Romero.

THE CRAZIES ARE COMING..........................

On June 29th we will have the release of The Crazies. While I don't generally like remakes, this one is excellent. I still think the original by George Romero is by far the better film, but as far as scares go, you might like this. Check it out.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

AMERICAN TOP 40

This weekends edition of AT 40 the 80's goes back to 6/25/1988 when Brenda Russell played a "Piano In The Dark", Johnny Hates Jazz had "Shattered Dreams", INXS had a "New Sensation", Debbie Gibson had a "Foolish Heart", and much more!!

AMERICAN TOP 40

This weekend edition of AT 40 the 70's takes us back to 6/28/1975 which was a time the Bee Gees gave us "Jive Talkin", War asked "Why Can't We Be Friends", Van McCoy did "The Hustle", Jessi Colter told us "I'm Not Lisa" and much more from the early summer of "75.

MR MUMPS IS COMING!!!!!!!!!!!

Yes Yes Yes, finally Horror High if finally getting a release from Code Red on Aug. 10th.!! More information to follow soon.
Hoooray for Vernon Potts!!!!

VELVET SMOOTH (TGG)

A young woman played by Johnnie Hill stars as a young black women running a detective agency who helps a numbers runner find out who is killing his people and attempting to take over his business. Lots of chop socky action and also starring famous New York Jets running back Emerson Boozer as one of the men Velvet loves.
If you like ass kicking movies with a little camp you might enjoy this.

BLACK HOOKER (TGG)

An undisputed piece of drive in trash, and I mean that in a very good way. A white boy with a hooker mom is cared for by his preacher grandfather and his kindly grandmother. His mother treats him like dirt and his grandfather has a very hard time accepting him.
When he grows to a man he finds his grandfather sleeping with the girl he loves and so he leaves home and heads for the city. After a few more bad things happen he finds his whore mother again and finally snaps and kills her. All ends on a very downbeat feeling.
Movies like this a few and very far between and that is a shame. I highly recommend this film trash. Wow!!!!

BLACK GODFATHER (TGG)

This 1974 slice of blaxploitation is about a man who rises fast in the world of gambling and his efforts to keep "junk" off of the streets in the black community. This is a fast paced and violent film, but not as vioelnt as others I have seen.
Rod Perry does very good in the starring role. If you haven't seen any blaxploitation films, this would be a good intorduction to the genre.

CATCHING UP...

The last few days have been incredibly busy and I have fallen a little behind, but I am posting a few short reviews with more things to follow shortly.

TODAY'S PIC 6-23-2010

This is the movie poster for the 1966 sci-fi film The Frozen Dead starring Dana Andrews as a Nazi scientist who atempts to bring back the nazi regime.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

JAWS THE REVENGE (UNIVERSAL)

The 4th and final Jaws film finds the shark actually stalking the remaining members of the Brody family!! This does sound farfetched and it is, but it all works, believe it or not. After the shark attempts to chomp of one of the Brody grandchildren her family sets out to either die or kill it.
Again, the huge critter gives me the creeps, even to this day. An effective and fun shocker with enough shark for everyone. Wow. Recommended!!

JAWS 3 (UNIVERSAL)

I have to confess I never saw this film until last night and I found it to bother me as much as the other Jaws films do. It's interesting to see Dennis Quiad in his younger days and Lou Gossett Jr. as the owner of a theme park that is attacked by a 35 foot great white, and damn, that shark always scares me, even at my age of 47.
If you haven't seen this film lately or never, I would recommend you give it a try. The death of Simon McCorkindale in this film will stay with me for a very long time.

TODAY'S PIC 6-20-2010

This is a still from my favorite 50's sci-fi film, Day The World Ended directed by Roger Corman.

COMING ATTRACTIONS......

There are a lot of very cool and interesting things coming to DVD over the nexy few months, and this is what I have for you so far.....
June 29th will see the release of Bonnie's Kids from Dark Sky DVD, and New York Confidential which is a classic film noir. it is being released by VCI.
July 6th sees the release of Gamera Vs. Barugon from Shout Factory
July 20th sees the release of Galaxy of Terror and Forbidden World from Shout Factory
July 27th sees the release of Appointment With Danger, Crack In The World and Hannie Caulder from Olive Films
August 3rd sees the release of Humanoids from the Deep and Piranha from Shout Factory
August 10th sees the release of Graphic Sexual Horror from Synapse. This is a very graphic documentary on the former website known as Insex.com which was foolishly closed down by the US government under the Homeland Security Act. Please know that this does not mean I condone what content Insex had, but to use a government made up law to close something you don't like is insidious.
August 17th sees the release of Dark And Stormy Night and the Lost Skeleton Returns, both are classic Larry Blymire films that shoulsn't be missed. These are being released by Shout Factory.
August 24th sees the release of Survival of the Dead by George Romero and will be available from Magnolia DVD. This is a MUST SEE for me.
August 31st sees the release of the entire 67 episodes of the classic TV show Thriller. It is available from Image Entertainement and is somewhat costly at $149.99.
September 14th sees the release of Mad Ron's Prevue's From Hell from Virgil Films and Starcrash from Shout Factory.
September 28th sees the release of Dark Night Of The Scarecrow from VCI and Legend of the Seeker Season 2 from ABC.
Well, this is quite a list and I will keep you updated on all this as soon as I get anymore info.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

WHIP IT (20TH CENTURY FOX)

The Directorial debut of actress Drew Barrymore is a fun and very well made film about a young girl who becomes the star of a Texas Roller Derby team and takes the name of Babe Ruthless. I love the Roller Derby anyway and this movie was a great treat.
Barrymore plays Smashley Simpson and the always excellent Zoe Bell is Bloody Holly. The skating scenes are very well done and Ellen Page is very good in the lead role of a bored girl wanting to find her path in life. This role is much better than Juno for her.
For a good time see this movie and just enjoy!!

FOOD OF THE GODS (MGM)

From the now defunct Midnight Movie line from MGM, this is a classic Bert I. Gordon film about a mysterious substance that makes animals grow to gigantic proportions. Marjoe Gortner, Ida Lupino, Ralph Meeker, Pamela Franklin, Bonnie Bedelia and others are the stars and are trapped on a small island in British Columbia fighting for their lives against everything from giant wasps and chickens to giant rats. The effects are a little on the cheap side and don't always work well, but who cares? This is a film strictly for entertainment and I never fail to be entertained by it.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY WISHES TO.....
















The goddess of ALL European Cinema, Rosalba Neri, who turned 71 on June 19th. In celebration of her I would recommend Lady Frankenstein, Justine, Devil's Wedding Night and Johnny Yuma.





NAVY VS. THE NIGHT MONSTERS (CHEEZY FLICKS)

Finally out on DVD comes one of my favorite guilty pleasures, Navy vs. The Night Monsters. Anthony Eisley stars with mamie Van Doran in this tale about walking, acid bleeding trees that feed on humans and animals.
Shot on a soundstage most of the time, it shows, but that is part of the charm of this wonderful little film. The supporting cast includes Walter Sande as the head of the scientific department, Taggert Casey & Russ Bender (both starred in Roger Corman's It Conquered The World) and Bobby Van.
Most people claim they hate this film, but I guess they don't have that childlike fascination with movies anymore. I love and highly Recommend it.

COMMENTS

I hope some of you caught TCM's running of Darktown Strutters on 6-18-2010. This is a Gene Corman production and directed by William Whitney and stands out as one of the greatest spoof of Blaxploitation films ever made.

TODAY'S PIC 6-19-2010

This is the pic for the obscure Jack Hill directed film Blood Bath, also known as Track of The Vampire. This film is a mixture of several films and has to be seen to be believed.

MONSTER (ECHO BRIDGE)

Two young women in Japan find their lives in danger when Japan is attacked by a giant monster
of unknown origin. This is the poor man's Cloverfield, but still well done. You never really see the monster, but you do see it's slimy tentacles and I know this is from the lack of money.
Sometimes there is too much of the shakey cam effect and that does not serve the movie well, but I was still highly entertained by this effort.
Sarah Lynch and Erin Sullivan are the two main characters and do a passable job under the circumstances. A good 85 minute time waster.

Friday, June 18, 2010

TODAY'S PIC 6-18-2010

This is the poster for the Hammer classic Lust For A Vampire with Mike Raven and Yutte Stensgaard. Yummy

Thursday, June 17, 2010

ZOMBIE (MEDIA BLASTERS)

It is only fitting that on June 17th, the birthday of the late Lucio Fulci and my 100th post to this very young blog should be his greatest work.
Easily the goriest Italian film up to the year 1979, this film features ground breaking special effects and those effects will never be seen again with the advent of CGI (I am sorry to say). A small island is over run with flesh eating zombies . Richard johnson, Al Cliver and Tisa Farrow star as three people who attempt to stop the zombie invasion, but to no avail.
The underwater fight between a shark and a zombie has never been rivaled on the screen, and again, will never be done again.
One of the most highly recommended movies I could ever put on this blog.

THE INTERNECINE PROJECT (SINISTER CINEMA)

A great film starring James Coburn who masterminds a plot involving the murders of four people so he can get a higher political office. Lee Grant stars as the reporter who loves him and does not suspect he is up to murder.
Keenan Wynn stars as the man who offers Coburn the office and the idea for getting the "skeletons out of the closet." The plot is interesting and very intricate. One of the best, yet most obscure films of it's kind. Highly recommended!!

2012: DOOMSDAY (ECHO BRIDGE)

One of the most overtly religious films I have ever seen, this epic concerns the end of days as predicted by the Mayan calander. Cliff DeYoung, Dale Midkiff and lovely Ami Dolenz star. I actually don't know what to make of this movie but it was made in conjunction with Faith Films, so I am lead to believe this was more of a poor man's "Left Behind" film, but I am not sure. If you want something different, watch it.

TODAY'S PIC 6-17-2010

In honor of the birthday of the late great Lucio Fulci, todays pic is from the greatest Italian film ever made...Zombie.

LUCIO FULCI

June 17th was the late Lucio Fulci's birthday and I think to celebrate it you should watch The Beyond & Zombie. The master of Italian horror will live forever with these and many more classics he made.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

COMING ATTRACTIONS

Olive Films is releasing Hannie Caulder on July 27th starring the always sexy Raquel Welch as a woman seeking revenge for her rape. This also stars Robert Culp and two friends of mine who are no longer with us Strother Martin and Jack Elam.
The Thriller TV show hosted by Boris Karloff is carrying a price tag of $149.99 and is available for pre-order on Amazon for $111.99. Kind of steep, but it promises to be well worth it.
Code Red is promising the release of Horror High in August, and if this is true it will be available for the first time totally uncut and this would be a very welcome release.

NIGHT TRAP (ECHO BRIDGE)

This movie is a rare treat and I am familiar with it under the title Mardi Gras For The Devil. A recent string of murders has a dectective chasing a demon thru Now orleans during Mardi Gras. Robert Davi stars as the haggard detective and Michael Ironside steals the show as the killer/demon who is deadly cleaver and twisted.
I haven't read a lot of posotive things about this movie, but I didn't see anything wrong with it. it is very entertaining and I recommend it.

THE KILLING (MGM)

One of the greatest film noir's ever made!!! Director Stanley Kubrick tells a gripping story in a new style of filmmaking one has to see to appreciate. Sterling Hayden stars as a man recently released from prison who sets up the perfect robbery of a race track take.
The cast is absolutely perfect and includes lovely Colleen Gray, Marie Windsor, Elisha Cook, jr., Jay C. Flippen, Vince Edwards, Ted DeCorsia, Joe Sawyer and the great Timothy Carey.
Carey is perfect as a hired assassin who is given the job of shooting a horse. The ending is a very gritty film noir type whose final line by Hayden is picture perfect.
If you haven't seen this movie, I highly recommend you do as you will never forget it.

BLUE SUMMER (SECRET KEY)

This is a slow moving but interesting film about two young men who leave for a camping trip and find adventure and sex. This is a soft core 70's skin flick that made the rounds as a 70's sex comedy in 1973. To watch a film like this you have to appreciate the 70's for the unique time period that it was. The women were natural and the people were real, not full of silicone as they are today.

TODAY'S PIC 6-16-2010

Today's pic is the movie poster for the Italian thriller Tomb Of Torture.

Monday, June 14, 2010

TODAY'S PIC 6-14-2010

This pic is of the Beautiful People from TNA Wrestling. Madison Rayne, Lacey Von Erich and Velevt Sky.

FEAST (DIMENSION)

This movie really kicks butt!! It starts immediately with a family of hideously mutated monsters attacking the partons of an out of the way bar. They move quickly, and consume humans almost as fast. The hero dies in the first 16 minutes and the only child in the cast also is eaten and the herione is also killed, but by a human who mistakes her for a monster. The cast is pretty unknown to me, but Clu Culager as the bartender steals the show with his quick wit. If you want a cool rollercoaster ride watch this movie!! WOW!!

SUPERMAN (WARNER BROTHERS)

This fantastic movie came out in the summer of 1978 admist other box office winners such as Invasion of The Body Snatchers, Halloween and more. No wonder I enjoyed going to the movies so much in the 70's. Christopher Reeve stars as Superman in this big budget retelling of the story. Margot Kidder is excellent as Lois Lane and and the guest cast including Marlon Brando, Glenn Ford and Phyllis Thaxter are nothing but wonderful. The three ciminals you see at the very beginning of the movie who are being sentanced for their crimes return in the sequel Superman 2. The always lovely Sarah Douglas is one of them. Highly Recommended for those of us who like a good time ar the movies without all the CGI cartoon crap thrown in.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

TODAY'S PIC 6-13-2010

In honor of Poor Pretty Eddie here is a shot of Leslie Uggams in the hillbilly court scene. Again, this movie is one of a kind.

PIT AND THE PENDULUM (MGM)

This Roger Corman classic stars Vincent Price as a man slowly driven insane by his wife played by lovely Barbara Steele. Price plays his character to the hilt, as always and Steele looks gorgeous in her torn gown and her evil scowl.
The pendulum of the title is very impressive and Corman knew how to shoot the final sequence to give it maximum impact. Great widescreen print from MGM that no classic horror film lover should miss.

Poor Pretty Eddie (TCM)

This aired on TCM a few weeks ago and I can easily say this ranks as one of the top 5 most twisted films I have EVER SEEN!! Lovely Leslie Uggams stars as a woman who experiences car trouble near a very small southern town and soon finds herself fighting off the advances of a demented Elvis impersonator named Eddie!! If that isn't trouble enough it seems the entire town is inhabited by the lost relatives of the hillbillies in Deliverence. Uggams character is raped and abused by Eddie and she tries to find justice thru the Sheriff's office but Sheriff Orville will have none of that. The sheriff is played by Slim Pickens and the judge is played by Dub Taylor.
Movies just don't get any more twisted than this. The ending is a shocker and it is always good to see Shelley Winters as a crazy ex-actress who is boozing it up. Ted "Lurch" Cassidy is also in the cast.
A VERY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED piece of exploitation filmmaking. Truely demented and totally entertaining. Please see this film.
Favorite Line.....(When Uggams character wants to reoprt a rape Sheriff Orville asks her "Do you want to suck on a Tomato?")

SYNGENOR (SYNAPSE)

A Syngenor is a Synthesized Genetis Organism that has been created by a lab to be the perfect soldier and killing machine. Soon they get loose and start a nightmare of terror for all involved. This is an often overlooked sci-fi gem from the 80's that got lost in all the slasher films of the period. Great monster costumes and a fine script make this a winner all the way.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

TODAY'S PIC 6-12-2010

This is the DVD cover for the excellent movie Jennifer's Body starring Megan Fox. Check it out!

Friday, June 11, 2010

THUNDER IN CAROLINA (VCI)

I was suprised to see this title at my local Hastings store so I couldn;'t resist buying it and seeing what it was like. Rory Calhoun stars as a stockcar driver who, while injured teaches another young man the ropes of racing. He finds himself falling for his student's wife, played by the lovely Connie Hines in her film debut.
Alan Hale is also around as the head mechanic and the racing footage is spectacular. If you like action and drama on a regional level where all the action does not take place in boring California then this is for you. This was filmed in North Carolina and the accents are fun to listen to because this was made at a time when movies had flavor. Recommended!!

CADDYSHACK (WARNER BROTHERS)

A great comedy from 1980 finds a bunch of misfit golfers and caddy's on the golf course. The scenes stealing Bill Murray as Slob, who fights a gopher throughout the entire movie is a high point in the film.
Ted Knight, Rodney Dangerfield, Chevy Chase also star in this round of fairway foolishness. The theme song, I'm Allright was a huge hit for Kenny Loggins in 1980. Recommended.

TODAY'S PIC 6-11-2010

Great poster for what I consider one of the best vampire movies ever made Return of Count Yorga.

JAWS 2 (UNIVERSAL)

One of the finest sequels ever made, this time Sheriff Brody again fights a giant Great White shark that has chosen Amity Island as it's feeding ground. This film has effective scares just like the original. Great scenes of the shark raising havoc on the high seas
Jaws is the one reason I never go into the water. Very Highly Recommended!!!!

I AM OMEGA (ECHO BRIDGE)

If the title to this film sounds a little familiar then so will the plot. A man who is the last survivor of a mysterious plague that has turned the rest of the human race into zombies finds that there are a few others left as well. This is a low budget rip-off of both I Am Legend (and I don't mean the train wreck starring Will Smith), and The Omega Man.
It's not too bad of a film and Mark Dacascos does a decent job of acting and Jennifer Lee Wiggins is very lovely and easy on the eyes. A good way to spend 90 minutes.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

AMERICAN TOP 40 6/16/1984

This weekends edition if American Top 40 the 80's takes us back to 6/16/1984 when Dan Hartman said "I Can Dream About You", Howard Jones asked "What Is Love", Wang Chung wanted "Dance Hall Days", Madonna was at the "Borderline" and much more. AT 40 the 80's is heard in the US and around the world on such great radio stations like 107.7 WMMX in Dayton Ohio, WQSR 102.7 in Baltimore Maryland, 103.3 KLOU in St. Louis Missouri.

AMERICAN TOP 40 6/12/1971

This weekends edition of American Top 40 the 70's takes us back to 6/12/1971 when the Rolling Stones wanted "Brown Sugar", The Doors said "Love Her Madly", The Carpenters hated "Rainy Days & Mondays", The Raiders went to the "Indian Reservation" and much much more. AT 40 the 70's is heard around the world on great radio stations like 97.5 KJR Seattle, 102.1 KCEZ in Chico California, 101.1 KONO San Antonio Texas.

TODAY'S PIC 6-9-2010

This is the poster for Crater Lake Monster, a pretty coool film from 1976.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

NIGHT VISITOR (MGM)

This is and excellent and somewhat obscure horror film about a devil worshipper who kidnaps and kills prostitutes. Elliot Gould plays a former detective who eventually joins the case and Richard Roundtree is the head detective who is trying to find out is a young man who witnessed a killing can be trusted.
Lots of subtle plots twists here and the always sexy Shannon Tweed as a prostitute who meets her death at the hands of the Satan worshipper. Michael J. Pollard has a good role as a very odd man, but then that is what he excels at in his career.

Monday, June 7, 2010

REAL DRIVE-IN FUN IN PA. THIS FALL......

In Vandergrift, PA on September 10th and 11th you can get the feeling of a real drive-in horrorthon. On Sept 10th they will be presenting Comedy Of Terrors, The Oblong Box, The Witchmaker and Incredible Melting Man plus trailers and special features!!
On Sept 11th they will present Frankenstein Created Woman, Frankenstein & The Monster From Hell, Blood On Satan's Claw & Dr. Terror's House Of Horrors plus trailers and special features.
THIS PROMISES TO BE SOMETHING SPECIAL TO ATTEND!! This will take place at the Riverside Drive-In in Vandergrift, PA. Check it out if you get the chance.

BIRTHDAY WISHES TO.......







Anna Kournikova turned 29 on June 7th, Tom Jones turned 70 on the same day and Sally Todd turned 76.

THREE THE HARD WAY (WARNER BROTHERS)

Jim Kelly, Jim Brown and Fred Williamson star as three men who attempt to overthorw a plot by a demented racist who plots to kill black people by putting a special contaminate in the water of several major cities. Once this movie starts in never lets up and the action is fierce and unrelenting. Alex Rocco shows up as a policeman and Irene Tsu is topless in a scene I cannot even describe, it has to be seen to be believed, but let's just say she and her two female companions manage to get the info they want from a man they have held captive. Jay Robinson plays the psychotic racist. Another film I cannot recommend enough.

BLACK SAMSON (WARNER BROTHERS)

Rockne Tarkington stars as Samson, a man running a small strip bar in a section of LA whose way of life is threatened by evil white drug lords who leader is superbly played by William Smith. Carol Speed (Abby) stars as Samson's girlfriend and looks fantastic as only she can look. Smith easily steals the show as the always psychotic drug pusher who enjoys beating women and killing black people.
One of the finest blaxploitation films ever made. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!!

HOT POTATO (WARNER BROTHERS)

Jim Kelly again stars as Black Belt Jones in this very odd action comedy about three men who attempt to rescue a young woman from her kidnappers. The gorgeous Irene Tsu stars with sexy Judy Brown and it is always good to see both these beauties in movies.

BLACK BELT JONES (WARNER BROTHERS)

Jim Kelly stars as Blackbelt Jones, a man who takes on the mob when they threaten to move into a black section of town. Great martial arts work and fine action sequences make this a winner in the bleck exploitation genre. Gloria hendry also stars and I cannot recommend this enough.

IKARIE XB-1 (SINISTER CINEMA)

Great Czech sci- fi film about a ship traveling from Earht to Alpha Centari and the problems they face while in space. This is the original widescreen edition of the film with English subtitles and the print is excellent from Sinister. Also included is the USA version distributed by AIP in 1965. If you like well written and engaging sci-fi, this is the film for you.

TODAY'S PIC 6-7-2010

This is a picture from the classic mexican film entitled The Brainiac. A man chamges into a brain sucking monster. One of the all time best horror films.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

REVIEWS.....

I was going to post reviews of some movies I watched, but I have been called in to work and have to go. The reviews will be posted shortly.

TODAY'S PIC 6-6-2010

This is the poster for the Euro horror classic Mill Of The Stone Women. If you haven't seen it, you should.

A BIRTHDAY REMINDER......




On this date, 6-6-1912 the very beautiful Maria Montez was born, and though her life was cut short, she will always be remembered as the most exotic actress of my time. She died in 1951, but if you've seen films such as Cobra Woman, Ali Baba & the Forty Theives, Siren Of Atlantis you would know why she has a special place in my movie loving heart.













Saturday, June 5, 2010

TODAY'S PIC 6-5-2010

This is a poster for the 1958 sci-fi film the Lost Missile. A very low budget but well made film. Sinister Cinema has if for sale.

100 MILLION B.C. ( ECHO BRIDGE)

This is an interesting film about a group of soldiers who are sent back in time to recover another lost team of explorers who disappeared during an experiment with a time machine. They recue the survivors but also bring back a Tyrannosaurus rex and it escapes into modern day Los Angeles.
Michael Gross & Greg Evigan star in this very low budget but entertaining film. The effects are ok for a film of this type and it is good to see somebody making low budget horror and sci-fi that does not have to get serious with a message or PC Hollywood crap. Recommended!!

Friday, June 4, 2010

TODAY'S PIC 6-4-2010

This is a poster for the Spanish horror film starring Paul Naschy as Dracula in Dracula's Great Love.

SPECIAL ORDERS!!

To everyone who special ordered movies from me. They will be shipping out on Monday.

NO QUESTIONS ASKED (TCM)

Excellent film noir starring Barry Sullivan as a man who works as a go between of stolen items for crooks and an insurance company. Soon he finds himself in to deep. Jean Hagen and Arlene Dahl co-star in this fine film that aired on TCM in March. If you get a chance, check it out.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

A RETURN TO SALEM'S LOT (WARNER ARCHIVE)

Excellent Larry Cohen film about a man who takes his young son to live with him in a small toen in maine called Salem's Lot, which just happens to be full of vampires. This is a semi-sequel to the first film based on the Stephen king novel, but this has more laughs and is just so damn weird, like all of Cohen's films.
Michael Moriarty and film director San Fuller star along with Andrew Duggan, June Havoc and Evelyn Keyes. Warner Archive gives up a prestine print and you cannoy go wrong with this film. One of the best of the year.

AUTUMN ( GREEN APPLE)

Interesting little movie about a bizarre plague that wipes the world out in a matter of hours and the last few survivors gather together and decide what to do. The dead bodies soon get up and start walking around and after a while start getting more and more vicious.
This movie takes the zombie movie in a somewhat different direction as the zombies are threats, but not right away. I highly recommend this film if you haven't seen it and would like to see something a little different. A lot of people on Amazon trashed this film, but what do you expect from people there.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

TODAY'S PIC 6-1-2010

We stars a new month with a picture from the sci-fi classic Green Slime starring Robert Horton and the luscious Luciana Paluzzi.

WITCHES HAMMER (MTI)

Interesting take on the vampire lore has a genetically created female vampire who works for a top secret agency and is sent on a mission to look for an ancient book which is powerful enough to raise the dead. Claudia Coulter plays the vampire Rebecca and her boss for the mission is played by Hammer actress Stephanie Beacham.
An interesting premise with some comic moments and great fight sequences. If you like action and horror with a dash of comedy this is for you.